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Olivier Giroud Forced Off After Suffering Horror 5cm Wound From Sickening Head Clash

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Olivier Giroud Forced Off After Suffering Horror 5cm Wound From Sickening Head Clash

Olivier Giroud needed six stitches in his head on Saturday night after a truly horrific clash of heads with USA defender and Chelsea teammate Matt Miazga.

It was a moment that left manager Didier Deschamps and the entire nation in a state of panic. with their opening World Cup tie against Australia just seven days away.

Giroud was forced off in the 58th minute when the ball was played in, and as he jumped with his club teammate, the pair clashed heads.

Blood poured from both of the men as play was stopped for over five minutes.

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It wasn't exactly the most impressive outing for France ahead of next week's opener.

The US lead for the majority of the game, but the most expensive teenager in world football, Kylian Mbappe, managed to help Deschamps scrape a 1-1 draw.

France enjoyed the lion's share of possession, as well as 19 shots on target, but fans will be worried about their lack of consistency going in this summer's competition.

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Paul Pogba produced flickers of genius during Saturday's friendly, pulling off a ridiculous piece of skill to nutmeg the US defender.

That being said, a poll held by France Football has revealed that 73% of France supporters do not want the Manchester United midfielder to feature in the starting eleven at the World Cup.

He was booed off the pitch by his nation's fans during France's 3-1 win over the Italy in a friendly game earlier this month.

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Let us know your thoughts on how Pogba and France will fare at this summer's World Cup in Russia.

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Topics: Football News, Football, injury, Olivier Giroud, World Cup, France, USA

Jack Kenmare
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